Life is Too Short

  • Number of parts: 5
  • Difficulty: Easy & Quick
A short, layered song about making the most of life. Each part has just one repeated line.


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Each of the 5 voice parts in this song has just one repeated phrase, which has a different rhythm & different words, as well as different notes from the others. The parts can all be sung at the same time or in various groupings, & the sound changes with each combination. Although there are a few clashes & cross rhythms, each voice part is fairly straightforward & you don’t have to include them all, so I’ve categorised this song as Easy & Quick.

I wrote this layered song after I left Social Services & became a self-employed singing workshop leader. I was so excited about this change that, for a while, I thought everyone should give up their ‘proper’ jobs & follow their dreams. I’m so glad I made the change I did, but I realise now that being self-employed isn’t for everybody… & these days I sometimes dream of a decent pension!